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The iconic 60s comic strip that never was...until now!
The iconic 60s comic strip that never was...until now!
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Better than a Savoy Truffle... you know it's Good News...

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Hello Tigers…

Well, guess what?

We have a publisher willing to help spread the crazy love that is Goldtiger.

For now, we can't give details (or even name them) as they’ll need to factor the release of the book into their schedule and promote it accordingly when the time is right. It won't be far away.

Although long completed, we are now making some changes to the content of the book (adding more material that came to light following a search of the archives of our golden new publishing partners, stuff that is really too groovy not to include) the end is now in sight and we couldn't be more pleased.

Rest assured you lovely things, all the extra goodies promised and pledged for will be coming your way along with the book, which will be enhanced and unique to this Kickstarter. We’ll reveal just how special your exclusive editions will be as soon as we can.

Because the book will be expanding (and because the publisher wants to tie everything together) we won't be releasing the digital version just yet, hope you all understand the reasoning.

Once again, thank you all for your incredible support and patience.

WE made it!

Peace, love and underthings…..

J and G

We love you yeah, yeah...yeah!

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Hello Tigers...

So, the Goldtiger super computer has finally given us a result for our fab four Beatles competition, it also gave us quite a scare when smoke started pouring out of its handle. We managed to calm it down and save most of the furniture it lives next to.

Everyone who entered the competition answered the question correctly. The house in question was of course Kinfauns, belonging to George Harrison.

And the winner is.....all of you! Yes, all you tigers who entered will receive an original Beatle drawing by Barreti, this is is made possible by a chance discovery of yet more art, the sofa at the Barreti residence remains a treasure trove of lost gems, and seems to be a gift that keeps on giving (as do the springs).

We'll have news soon on the publishing partner situation, we are considering at least making it available now as a digital release, we wonder, what do you all think? Would you all like to see a digital version now, (thus allowing us to fulfil the digital only pledges) or continue to hold out for the print edition? Obviously, we are mindful that our digital backers are having to wait for a physical copy to emerge that they didn't even order to enable the release of their preferred version, so it's a tricky one. Any input much appreciated.

Peace, love and underthings.

J and G

Burning Bright...into the night!

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Hello Tigers...

We plan to update you very soon on progress with finding a publishing partner, as soon as we know, so shall you all, you lovely people.

We are now at the final design stage with the book, and the all important cover is a hot topic of debate here at Goldtiger HQ, here's the most recent mock up, with a groovy new Beatles inspired logo. This may not be the final cover, but we wanted to share, because we are like that.

This has given us an idea for another competition, it's a little known fact that during the height of Beatlemania our man Barreti was approached to work on a strip telling the story of the Beatles, although more of a Dean Martin type of guy, he did try out for the gig. It came to nothing, but some of the art remains and is securely stored in the ever expanding Goltiger/Barreti vault. 

We have decided to offer one of these original sketches, as a competition prize. To win, simply tell us the name of the house at 16 Claremont Drive where the fab four would, on occasion record demos of new songs. Please also tell us which Beatle you would like (sketches exist of all four) , those asking for Pete Best will be out of luck. The deadline for this comp with be May 1st, with the lucky winner selected as usual by the Goldtiger supercomputer. Best of luck!

Gold tiger cover mock up number 6
Gold tiger cover mock up number 6

 Speak soon, a summer of love is coming.....

J and G

NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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Competition Result

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Hello Tigers

We have been overwhelmed by the response to our latest competition, loads of entries, nearly all of them correct, and we thought this was a difficult one. We salute you, our backers, and your extensive knowledge of mid 20th century pop culture trash.

So, the Goldtiger super computer was fired up and the info-extraction sequence was initiated (plugged in),  it was then cooled, cooled again (it gets a bit warm), packed with ice (it actually gets bloody hot) and left to calculate for exactly 9.7 days (hooray, 9.7 days when we didn't need to switch on the central heating at Goldtiger HQ, you can fry bacon on that damn thing, well you could, but it's the size of a car and we can't reach the top without setting fire to our groovy cardigans).

For over a week it whirred, spluttered, whinged, sparkled, glowed, shook, smoked, frightened us, our pets and the local authorities. 

Finally, we had our answer.

5!

Yes, 5! Incredible. Only just over a week to randomly select one number out of a couple of dozen, unbelievable. 

So, without further ado, we can reveal that the winner of our competition, who correctly identified that the tag line:

BANNED BY SOCIETY, BUT THEY LIKED IT THAT WAY!

Is from the almost forgotten 60s classic"The Party's Over", starring Oliver Reed.

Congratulations to the fifth person who contacted us with the correct answer. A Mr Milan Kovacs.

Sir, your original Barreti ink drawing of the lovely Lily will be included in your package of Golden treasure. 

We'd like to thank all of you for entering and keeping the faith.

We'll have a new competition next week and an update on shipping as we approach the festive season.

Stay Golden...

Peace, love and underthings.

J and G